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  1. 4311172

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    Greetings - Two things first:- I could not find the slot to introduce myself.
    I am in my mid eighties and shouted myself a computer for my 80th birthday. It is a Dell Inspiron 2200 with Windows XP Home installed, and, because of some disabilities am trying to learn to drive it at home. The second thing is, it is a comfortable sort of feeling to know that there are all you other folks out there with problems and TOO, you volunteers endeavouring to keep us tyros on the straight and narrow.

    Downloading something or other I get "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

    I have tried 322756 "How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista" There are two methods - neither worked for me.

    Suggestions welcomed from 4311172. I hope I've done this right.!!!
     
  2. iltos

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    pretty close, mr. numbers ;)....welcome to TSG. :)...and congrats on your first computer purchase (y)
    this is the place for that....a tip -read the "stickies" at the top of the forums...they're full of information.
    take all of the above and start a new thread in the xp forum...as the sticky says, this is a place to introduce yourself, not your problem

    that's why most of us have stuck around so long....it all kinda rubs off on you...i'm still a beginner compared to very many folks here, but i've learned SO much....good luck to you.
     
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